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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Couple finds love late in life at a senior complex

By Marianne Delorey I am a closet romantic. Yet, it is not young love that makes my heart quiver. I look at young people in love...

Do good. Then do better.

While in college I worked at a nursing home where I met Mary. Mary had severe dementia and was combative. One day while trying to bring her to the commode, she punched me. Hard. With both fists. In the kidneys. I saw stars. Cathy was another resident who would lash out. Cathy did not honor social envelopes nor did she know when enough was enough. She would interrupt me without thinking and would talk for hours if left unchecked. Sometimes, if she felt she was being ignored, she would get in my face and say some pretty unkind things.

Best time to sell a house is sooner rather than later

By David J. Dowd The best time to sell a house can be a financial or lifestyle decision. A common phrase is, “I wish I...

Best towns in Central Mass. for seniors – a review of housing affordability

By Marianne Delorey This article is a part of a series comparing central Massachusetts cities and towns on factors making them the best and worst...
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Productive aging

By Marianne Delorey The younger generation has a distinct advantage over the rest of us – they are growing up in a world in which...

Aging drills

By Marianne Delorey “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think...

Holding a hand and letting go

By Marianne Delorey I remember holding my son’s hands while he learned to walk. There is nothing quite like the feeling of letting go and...

Striving and aging

By Marianne Delorey A Scottish writer, Alexander Chalmers, is attributed as saying that the three components of happiness are “Something to do, someone to love,...

Those who humble themselves will be exalted

By Marianne Delorey A large part of our success in aging well has to do with how we cope with changes in our bodies.  All...

Tatnuck Park Worcester

Addresses current and future needs of seniors By Lauren B. Schiffman, Contributing Writer Oftentimes, when older adults opt to move to a senior living community,...